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Snowed In With Death By Ruby Loren

 

A Holly Winter Mystery

Snowed In With Death
Snowed In With Death

 

STORY-LINE SNOWED IN WITH DEATH BY RUBY LOREN:

In Snowed In With Death, aspiring detective Holly finds herself in Scotland.  As a result of winning a contest, she’s to spend time with 7 esteemed detectives at their annual meeting.  After solving a few minor cases, Holly’s excited at the prospect of meeting the greatest detectives in Britain.  She hopes to learn from the cases they solved and their methods.

However, things do not go as planned.  Holly finds herself in the middle a murder mystery as each detective’s killed.   Will Holly find the killer and solve the case before she meets her deadly end?  My review of cozy mystery, Snowed In With Death follows.

CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:

Although a cozy murder mystery, I must say I found humor in this story.  With snips, snarks, and quips, the reader finds these,so-called, brilliant detectives, are not as bright as Holly thought. Holly, thinking she’s not as smart as the other detectives, and in awe

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Never Too Late by Jo Barney

Never too late

Is It Ever Too Late To Live Life?

This Is A Must Read Book.

All I can say is wow! This was an emotional roller-coaster ride. For me it was a story of guilt, giving up, disillusionment, unhappiness, and settling for second best or maybe even fifth or sixth best.

But the real story beneath all the emotion, is it is never too late to begin again.  The author, Jo Barney, is talented and it shows in this book.

Edith is in her sixties, she was born in the time period that demanded marriage if one committed the unpardonable and became pregnant; their lives became a study of settling, making do, just existing,

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A Song of Shadows A Charlie Parker Thriller by John Connolly

a song of shadows

A Thrill Drive

A Song of Shadows is a crime thriller at its best!

Throw in a little paranormal, and it’s unbeatable!

 

Charlie Parker is back, worn and torn, but in one piece. He has come to Boreas, Maine to recuperate from a near death attack in his last book. He just wants to heal, but life has something else in mind for Charlie. Charlie Parker is a very gifted detective in more ways than one; Charlie has insights that normal humans do not have into the spirit world.

 

Story Line:

Mysterious happenings abound in this small seaside town and the town’s people include Charlie in those mysteries even though they have taken him in as one of their own.

Charlie has a 6-year-old daughter, Sam; Sam communicates with her dead half-sister. His neighbor, Ruth Winters and her daughter Amanda are newly arrived in town, and Ruth has

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A Secret to Bear by Ana W. Fawkes & Karolyn James writing as Ana James

Book Review

Scarlett’s life has not been very fulfilling, she is curvy aka fat, works at a dumpy diner, her mother died giving birth to her, and her father, John Harrorway murdered; after his death she never felt valued a secret to bearagain. In her fathers journals he wrote of the town of Strykersford and told her wonderful tales of bears and humans when she was a child; Scarlett wants to know what happened to her father. She heads to Strykersford and encounters Max, whose father was also murdered. Max is a werebear, gorgeous, huge, has a heart of gold and is crazy about Scarlett at first sight; Scarlett is likewise affected.

This is the story of Scarlett and Max finding the love of a lifetime and solving mysteries.

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All The Beautiful Brides by Rita Herron

Book Review

Thirty years ago three young girls were murder at what is now called Graveyard Falls. Thirty years ago, Johnny Pike was convicted of the murders. Thirty years to the day, another murder has occurred with the same m.o., and now Johnny is due for parole.

 

Mona, psychologist, amateur profiler, and the widow of a FBI agent now lives in Graveyard Falls, but she is there for a reason. She was given up for adoption from this town and she is determined to find her birth mother. She

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The President’s Shadow by Brad Meltzer

MysteriesThe President's Shadows abound in this novel.

 

Brad Meltzer is a very talented author; he has done it again in the latest offering for our delight.  The Culpepper Ring is back in action, hints, clues and mysteries are left all along the story.

 

Tot is hospitalized and in a coma, Beecher is consumed with mysteries of his father’s death, his old military unit and the White House, buried arms clutching­­­­­­­­­ something in the fist found in the Rose Garden of all places, and who was the insider that helped the culprit, a friends betrayal, Nico a psychotic killer and assassin has escaped the mental institution, Nico’s cancer ridden daughter Clementine, what’s she after?

 

The Knights of the Golden Circle what are they and why are they orchestrating events behind the scene and what is the final result they want?  Does the President really want Beecher to investigate and solve the mysteries; conspiracies abound. Beecher and the President are not friends and not quite the ultimate enemies; they could be described as frenemies; barely civil on the outside, killing enemies on the inside.

 

The President has sworn to destroy the Culpepper Ring along with Beecher; Beecher knows the President’s long buried secret that can destroy him. George Washington created the Culpepper Ring to

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